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December 8, 2003
To review, or not to review
Lawrance M. Bernabo (currently Amazon reviewer #2, with 6700+ reviews under his belt) has written a funny poem
that encapsulates a lot of the ups and downs that hardcore reviewers go through while working their way towards the top of the Amazon rankings. Excerpt follows.
To review: perchance be voted: Yeah, there's the fun;
For in those votes for reviews what ranking may come
Whence we may achieve a cute little badge,
Must make us crazed: such obsession
Surely makes such big time fun of reviewing life;
For who would bear the wit and scorns of posts,
The counter review, the second page oblivion,
The pangs of negative votes, posting delay,
The insolence of edits and revisions
The steady rise of the unworthy reviewer,
When anyone might their ascension make
With some extra accounts?
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